Cat food brand Friskies has announced Team Catastrophe comprised of Jeremiah Ingham, Arthur Danskin, J. Spencer Kennedy and Peter Brown from the Los Angeles area the winner of the first-ever Friskies GamesforCats.com (Games for Cats) Hackathon.
To further support the launch of Friskiesâ€™ newest tablet and mobile game, â€śHappy Wings,â€ť the brand put gamers and developers to the test.
Friskies invited teams of developers to take part in a brain-pixelating weekend to come up with new ways for cats to play by creating the next great game in the Friskies Games For Cats portfolio.
The winning teamâ€™s game â€śCatastropheâ€ť combined their expertise in music with interactive visual elements to allow cats to make interesting music with their paws while defending the universe in a play-like manner.
â€śThis was so much fun, it was a really great experience for our entire team,â€ť said J. Spencer Kennedy of Team Catastrophe. â€śIâ€™m really proud of our team, we were able to come up with the concept on the first day and we worked at a remarkable pace to complete our vision for the game.â€ť
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More than 50 gamers and developers were joined by a lineup of judges including gaming industry expert Amir Rahimi from Zynga as well as Amplify co-founder Jeff Solomon, Fosforus creative director Eric Sutherland and Friskies assistant brand manager Alison Coburn.
Three prizes were awarded including Team Catastrophe, the grand prize winner who took home $15,000. Team Cat Tales/Give Us The Milk won second place and took home $3,000 and third place winner, Team Frisky Owls took home $2,000.
In the picture above: Team Catastrophe comprised of Jeremiah Ingham, Arthur Danskin, J. Spencer Kennedy and Peter Brown from the Los Angeles area who were the winners of the first-ever Friskies GamesforCats.com Hackathon.